Theme Park Attendance for 2010?
Lets discuses how the numbers might/will change because of WWOHP.
I recently e-mailed Mr. Niles (the proprietor) of this site as at when the 2010 attendance figures will be coming out. He said within the next few weeks he should receive that data.
Will Islands of Adventure crack the top 6 because of a fabulous new attraction?
Here are the top 7 from last year.
1. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom: 17.2 million +1.0%
2. Disneyland: 15.9 million +8.0%
3. Epcot: 11.0 million +0.5%
4. Disney's Hollywood Studios: 9.7 million +1.0%
5. Disney's Animal Kingdom: 9.6 million +0.5%
6. Disney's California Adventure: 6.1 million +9.5%
7. SeaWorld Orlando: 5.8 million -6.8%
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From David L.
Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM
I really doubt it. IOA certainly won't reach Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Epcot, DHS, or Animal Kingdom because it would have to double its attendance. DCA's construction and new attractions is drawing tons of people. DCA's attendance will likely increase almost as much as IOA's attendance will. While it is a stretch, IOA might(and probably will) reach and exceed Seaworld's and Universal Studios' attendance.
From steve lee
This article popped up on MSNBC the other day
Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM
The bit that jumped out to me was this sentence: "Universal Orlando, one of few parks to release annual attendance figures, said its visitor count jumped from 9.3 million to 11.2 million last year."
So that indicates to me that there was definitely a large jump in people. Of course, the linked article draws an incorrect conclusion about why those numbers increased (completely ignoring the fact that WWOHP opened last year).
From James Rao
Posted April 4, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Averaged between the two Universal parks, you're looking at about 5.6 million visitors per park. Figuring that IOA pulled more of the pie, I think the prediction that IOA might surpass SeaWorld is about right.
I'm with James on this one - I think IOA probably gets around 2/3 of the resort visitors, not counting 'park hopping'.
Sea World Orlando has had an interesting year with pulling the trainers from the water and only running a quasi-Believe, plus every time I've been there this year it has been very quiet. (I went during holiday weekends and spring break too!)
Islands will beat Sea World for sure, but I wouldn't expect Studios to crack the top of the list anytime soon - unless it kills Twister and T2 along with Jimmy and gets a marquee attraction that actually...you know...works and isn't referred to by all who work there as the 'Final Destination' coaster ;)
James Rao writes: "Figuring that IOA pulled more of the pie, I think the prediction that IOA might surpass SeaWorld is about right."
I respond: That seems a resonable prediction. But then it was made by Rao so I can't possibly agree with it. :o)
From James Rao
Posted April 8, 2011 at 10:09 PM
You're okay, TH, David L said it first, I just seconded his motion.
You and I are still the most heated of rivals, despite the fact that our daughters have the same name!
Oh, in case I haven't said it in a while... nice hat! ;)
Don't ...Mock ... The Hat!
1. Magic Kingdom
4. Hollywood Studios
5. Disney California Adventure
6. Disney's Animal Kingdom
7. Universal Studios Florida
8. Islands of Adventure
9. Sea World San Diego
I think that DCA will for the next couple of years surpass AK as it expands, but then become the 6th in 2013. IOA will improve with Harry Potter, but not to beat Disney Parks.
I can't imagine anymore people possibly squeezing into the Wizarding World compared to what I experienced on Friday 8th April. It. Was. Heaving. And although I was determined to not let it spoil my enjoyment, it was exhausting and completely insane. I don't know anything about figures but after reading all about it on the forum and having had experienced it recently, I just had to add my input...How many more people do they expect in Summer and how on earth are they going to manage it?...IT'S CRAZY BUSY! But it was still mind-blowingly amazing.
When does the new report come out?
Robert said in a few weeks when I first asked him..
Last year's report came out on April 26, I believe.
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